History ‘Damn, That’s Really Good Wine’
posted by July 13 at 13:06 PMon
The last guests at the barbecue in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Washington were savouring the remains of a very fine bottle of Chateau Malescot St Exupery when a robber appeared in their midst, and held a gun to the head of a teenage girl.
“He said: ‘Everyone give me your money or I am going to start shooting. I am very serious about this’,” Michael Rabdau, the girl’s father, told the Guardian.
After what seemed an eternity, another guest offered the robber a sip of the bordeaux they were drinking. “He tasted the wine, and said: ‘Damn, that’s really good wine.’ And it really was,” Mr Rabdau said. The guests offered him a glass, and then the entire bottle. The would-be robber helped then himself to a piece of camembert.
“I think I may have come to the wrong house,” he said, looking around the patio.
“I’m sorry,” he told the group. “That’s really good wine,” the man said, taking another sip. “Can we have a group hug?” The five adults surrounded him, arms out.
With that, the man walked out with a crystal wine glass in hand, filled with Château Malescot.
In the alley behind the home, investigators found the intruder’s empty glass on the ground, unbroken.
The Cynic was also a forger and a thief and, obviously, the D.C. wine-robber’s hero.
Another story Diogenes L wrote about Diogenes C:
Plato defined man thus: “Man is a two-footed, featherless animal;” and was much praised for the definition; so Diogenes plucked a cock and brought it into his school, and said, “This is Plato’s man.” On which account this addition was made to the definition, “With broad flat nails.”
Plato hated clowns.